Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Playing Video on Slides
Playing Video on Slides
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a moving picture worth? Ten
thousand? To give your presentation more cachet, you can play video on
slides and in so doing, turn your presentation into a mini-movie theater.
To play video, PowerPoint relies on Windows Media Player, the media
player that comes with Windows. Therefore, to play video on a slide, stick
to formats that Windows Media Player can handle: ASF (Advanced Systems
Format), AVI (Audio Visual Interleaved), MPEG (Motion Picture Experts
Group), MPG (Media Planning Group), WMV (Windows Media Video), MOV
(QuickTime Video), and SWF (Adobe Flash). You can download versions of
Windows Media Player at this web page:
Inserting a video on a slide
Follow these steps to insert a video on a slide:
1. On the Insert tab, click the Video button.
2. Choose an option on the drop-down list.
You can play a video file on your computer or get a video from Office.
Online Video: The Insert Video dialog box appears (you can also
open this dialog box by clicking the Insert Video icon on some slide
layouts). Search for a video on the Internet, obtain a video from a
SkyDrive folder, or embed a video from YouTube.
Video on My PC: You see the Insert Video dialog box. Select a video
and click Insert.
The video appears on your slide. If I were you, I would find out how
(or whether) the video plays. To do that, click the Play/Pause button
(or press Alt+P) or click the Play button on the (Video Tools)
Playback or (Video Tools) Format tab.
Fine-tuning a video presentation
As shown in Figure 4-6, select the video and go to the (Video Tools) Playback
tab to fine-tune a video presentation. The Playback tab offers all kinds of
commands for making a video play the way you want it to play. Here are
different ways to fine-tune a video presentation:
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